Cardiff Blues

Sam Warburton retires from rugby

Wales and Lions captain Sam Warburton has announced he is hanging up his boots with immediate effect<p><b>Sam Warburton retires from rugby</b><p>Sam Warburton has …

Rugby Union

Sam Warburton to retire from rugby

Since returning to pre-season with Cardiff Blues it has become clear to Warburton that he wouldn't be able to return to the high standards he has set …

News (Wales)

Cheetahs seek Pro14 success in Europe

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith wants his team to win away from home during next season’s Pro14, writes <b>SIMON BORCHARDT</b> in <i>SA Rugby</i> magazine.<p>When the final …

South African Rugby

BREAKING: Sam Warburton forced to retire from rugby as British Lions captain succumbs to injury

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has retired from rugby union at the age of 29, a joint statement from the Welsh Rugby Union and Cardiff …

Sport (UK)

Cardiff to Doha passenger numbers are 'disappointing', admits Qatar Airways boss

Eleven weeks after Qatar Airways launched flights between Cardiff Airport and its hub in Doha, the airline’s chief executive has expressed …

Qatar Airways

Leicester Tigers players are happy to get back out on the rugby pitch

Rugby players accept the need for a hefty dose of strength and conditioning work at the start of pre-season.<p>It is exhausting but an absolute …

Leicester Tigers

Where Are They Now: The 1998 Crusaders swell rugby coaching ranks

Fifteen of the Crusaders' first Super Rugby winning squad are still involved in the game as professional coaches, administrators or regular …

New Zealand Rugby

Defender Halford announces Cardiff City exit

(Reuters) - Cardiff City defender Greg Halford said he will leave the club before the start of the upcoming Premier League season.<p>FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Championship - Cardiff City vs Bristol City - Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Britain - February 25, 2018 Cardiff City's Greg Halford in …

Sport (UK)

Leicester Tigers' Harry Simmons welcomes the return to pre-season training

Harry Simmons is one player who does not mind plunging himself into the rigours of pre-season training.<p>While others look upon the return to the …

Leicester Tigers

Gareth Bale is at his Cardiff sports bar this week and this is how you can meet him

Wales and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is coming home to Cardiff this week and there's a chance you could meet him.<p>The Whitchurch-born footballer …

Soccer

Aron Gunnarsson signs new deal with Cardiff City

Cardiff midfielder Aron Gunnarsson has signed a new one-year contract with the Premier League newcomers.<p>The 29-year-old was out of contract after …

News (Wales)

Rugby player to auction off signed photo of Welsh band to help memorial campaign

A RUGBY player says he wants to help raise money for a memorial that will be dedicated to veterans from across the Vale of Glamorgan.<p>Joel Ringer, who …

Wales

Jason Harries: Cardiff Blues sign Welsh back from Edinburgh

Welsh Rugby

Gallagher Premiership Rugby transfers 2018/19 - the ins and outs across 12 clubs

The Gallagher Premiership kicks off on August 31 with 12 teams competing for the top prize at Twickenham at the end of May.<p>Saracens claimed the top …

Leicester Tigers

Rugby World’s 2018 Health Issue

Here's ten reasons why you should buy the August 2018 issue of Rugby World...<p><b>Rugby World’s 2018 Health Issue</b><p>It’s that time of year again: pre-season. …

Rugby Union

Life without a contract - PRO12 winner opens up on the reality of being let go and the search for a new employer

Sport is a volatile industry and life as a professional athlete can be fragile.<p>A little over a year ago, former Scarlets winger Tom Williams was …

News (Wales)

Alex Smithies joins Cardiff from QPR in £3.5m deal

Alex Smithies joins Cardiff from QPR in £3.5m deal as Neil Warnock admits: 'I wondered if he just has a blinder when he plays against us'<p><b>Alex</b> …

Soccer

Welsh regions' development sides to face Irish provinces

<b>The new Welsh development regional sides will face the Irish provinces in a cross-border competition next season.</b><p>The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) announced in March 2018 there would be new regional sides with the teams being mainly aged under-23.<p>Cardiff Blues, Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets will face A …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Man arrested after alleged stabbing in Cardiff

A man has been arrested following reports of a stabbing in Cardiff.<p>It happened on Ninian Park Road, Riverside on Monday evening around 6.30pm.<p>A …

News (Wales)

'No guts' - Samoa PM slams Manu Samoa rugby team amid nine-Test losing streak

The Samoan prime minister, who is also the chair of the Samoa Rugby Union, says he verbally ripped into Manu Samoa players after two losses in the …

Sport (New Zealand)

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Sport<p>Roger Federer marked the 10th anniversary of his epic Wimbledon final loss to Rafael Nadal by claiming his rivalry with the Spaniard is the …

LGBTQI

Sport24.co.za | Rugby star fronts bid to ban homophobic abuse in football

Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has teamed up with a senior British MP in a bid to make homophobic abuse illegal in football stadiums.

Sport (South Africa)

Gruff Rees eyes 2019 World Cup coaching role with Canada

New Cardiff Blues academy manager Gruff Rees says he hopes to help Canada qualify for the 2019 World Cup in Japan after taking on a part-time role with the Canucks.

Welsh Rugby

Cardiff City's pre-season clash with Real Betis to be shown live on TV

Cardiff City's pre-season friendly with La Liga outfit Real Betis will be shown live on S4C.<p>The match - which takes place at Cardiff City Stadium on …

News (Wales)

Gareth 'Alfie' Thomas bids to outlaw homophobic chanting

<b>Ex-Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has said he is amazed that football fans are still getting away with homophobic chanting at matches.</b><p>He described it as "alarming" and said some clubs were not stopping the abuse.<p>Thomas made 100 appearances for Wales and came out as gay in December 2009.<p>It comes …

Homophobia

Roads closed for Cardiff Triathlon

Road closures are in place as the Cardiff Triathlon gets underway today.<p>There will be two events taking place, the mass participation race and the …

News (Wales)

After losses to Scotland and Russia, Canadian men face tough test against U.S.

Canada and the U.S. have authored vastly different stories against the same teams during the June rugby international series.<p>The 15th-ranked U.S. …

Glasgow Warriors

Wasps, Bath, Toulouse and Leinster in Champions Cup pool of death

Leinster, the defending champions, have been drawn against Wasps, Bath and Toulouse in next season’s Heineken Champions Cup in a pool that boasts a collective 11 previous titles.<p>Leinster clinched their fourth European crown in Bilbao in May and have been pitted against Toulouse, also four-times …

Sports

Wasps, Bath, Leinster and Toulouse in Heineken Champions Cup Pool of Death

Wasps, Bath, Leinster and Toulouse in Heineken Champions Cup Pool of Death as Saracens secure easy group<p><b>The pool stages have been drawn for the</b> …

Sport (UK)

Sport24.co.za | Ellis Jenkins welcoming backrow competition

Loose forward Ellis Jenkins believes Wales' strength in depth, especially in the backrow stocks, can push the squad on to even greater heights next …

Sport (South Africa)